Betas: Season 1 (2013)

Season 1

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Betas' first season suffers from occasional unevenness, but nevertheless offers a timely techie narrative full of Millennial raunch and wit.



Critic Ratings: 13


Audience Score

User Ratings: 57

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Air date: Apr 19, 2013

Trey and his guys have an app, and a plan - now they need an investor. It's party-crashing time. (C) Amazon

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Air date: Nov 22, 2013

Trey defies Lisa by approaching a prominent tech blogger to generate press for BRB's beta launch, but his plan backfires and threatens the team's future.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2013

Nash is forced to go on a blind date his parents set up for him.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2013

Trey tries to clarify his relationship with Lisa; Lisa stands up to Murch; Mitchell worries that Murch is going to buy and ruin his beloved indie wrestling league.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2013

BRB is hacked right after the beta launch, and Trey and Hobbes search the city for the person responsible.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2013

Trey realizes that BRB doesn't have enough female users to fulfill his vision. Meanwhile, Hobbes spirals out of control, and the team ponders how to handle his increasingly volatile behavior.

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Air date: Dec 20, 2013

Murch sends Trey and the guys to a team-building retreat in the woods, but they reject the retreat's itinerary and go rogue.

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Air date: Dec 27, 2013

BRB gets a lukewarm reception from investors at Demo Day, which forces Trey and Nash to choose between conflicting courses of action to secure their company's future. Meanwhile, Nash and Mitchell examine their personal lives.

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Air date: Jan 3, 2014

Trey turns to an unlikely source for help when Murch gets caught up in a scandal that causes potential investors to pull out. Meanwhile, Mikki's wayward mom makes an unexpected visit.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2014

Trey goes to Los Angeles to run the Silicon Beach investor circuit with Victoria. Back in San Francisco, Mitchell and Nash attend Michael Lau's birthday party; and Hobbes gets to know Trevor's mom better.

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Karan Soni
as Nash
Charlie Saxton
as Mitchell
Ed Begley Jr.
as George Murchison

Critic Reviews for Betas Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

It is, like Alphas, a solid show, one that actually shows more promise if also more of tendency to include thudding moments of "timeliness."

Dec 5, 2013 | Full Review…

While it lacks some features found in big-budget television sitcoms, and it can be glitchy when it comes to racial and sexual humor, it provides a better user experience than a majority of online series. A solid three-and-a-half stars.

Nov 21, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

If Betas keeps up with millennial cleverness, it's also sometimes a little too on-the-nose.

Nov 21, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Betas doesn't swing for the fences, but rather lets the humor flow from its situations.

Nov 20, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

With its Amazon Studios wing, the online retailer is attempting the very same feat as the protagonists of Betas: To bootstrap its way to success in a nascent field.

Dec 2, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Betas is slick and well constructed with some funny moments and watchable people.

Nov 25, 2013 | Full Review…

Of Amazon's two series, Betas feels fresher but also more niche. It helps to have some knowledge of Internet start-ups to understand all the techno-geek banter, though the show's heart is in its characters and their relationships.

May 15, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a charming comedy with plenty of unique characters (including a zany computer mogul played by Ed Begley, Jr.), and if fans give it a shot, it even has the potential to be very good.

May 15, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The crass sexual humor occasionally feels forced... and the techno-babble is often a bit awkwardly intertwined with pop-culture references. However, the characters are fleshed-out, diverse and engaging; and the created world is a fun place to visit.

May 15, 2019 | Rating: 7.7/10 | Full Review…

Betas sets interesting characters afloat in a curious milieu that's very much of a particular place and time.

Dec 3, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Betas brims with raunch, perhaps in the belief that it is key to hooking younger viewers.

Nov 22, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…

The problem with "Betas" is that it's an uneven endeavor that's just good enough to make you wish it were better.

Nov 22, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Betas: Season 1

  • Jan 06, 2017
    Don't everyone get excited, Season 2 has been cancelled by Amazon. For the life of me I don't know why. This series is funny and poignant and the acting is great. I watched Silicon Valley last night and thought it was okay, but not as good as this show. Really disappointed with Amazon for cancelling on us. Hobbs for president!
  • Dec 17, 2014
    Betas pictures a true flavor of the silicon valley experience. Some of the lines are really solid. Very entertaining.
  • May 26, 2014
    great show, funny and you really feel like you know the characters
  • Feb 15, 2014
    Absolutely an addict now.. Betas is going to be the drama version of Big Bang Theory .. and Frankly... I Cannot Wait for the Algorithm of next season... in lamon.. F?©£ING AWSOME !!!
  • Jan 21, 2014
    Wishing the episode would just end already is not a good sign for one of Amazon's first original series. Horrible writing, terrible casting altogether proving that Amazon is no Netflix.
  • Nov 23, 2013
    The pilot was surprisingly promising. An underdog story, but the underdogs are app programmers in a world of it-geeks. So, there is no traditional juxtaposition of geeks versus jocks. I really want their app to succeed; that's all that matters at this point (that's a hook, which Alpha House lacks). There were story-lines tangential to the main one that I was much less interested in, but this is just a beginning. Hopefully, the show will find its focus and heart through the humor as it develops.

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